Public consultations begin on new Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge

Public consultations begin on new Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge

Off-island residents gathered at the Vaudreuil-Dorion sports centre for the first round of public consultations on the new Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge.“The current one is more than 50 years old. It is safe, but we need to start planning for the new one,” said Martin Girard, a spokesperson for Transport Quebec.Girard points out that close to 87,000 vehicles use the bridge off the western tip of the island every day.READ MORE: New Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge plans don’t include space for REM — for nowThe new structure isn’t expected to be complete until 2030, but the initial planning stages are well underway.Experts were on hand to discuss all aspects of the project, including traffic, environmental impact and public transit.WATCH: Ile-aux-Tourtes Bridge to be replaced

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